Carson National Forest

Blue Spruce Begins Journey To U.S. Capitol For Holiday Celebrations

Nov 8, 2019
(Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

A 60-foot blue spruce tree is on its way to the U.S. Capitol in Washington. It was cut down Wednesday during a ceremony in a forested canyon in northern New Mexico, starting a 2½-week journey that will take it to the Capitol to be this year’s Christmas tree.

Ban Could Block Capitol Christmas Tree From New Mexico

Oct 4, 2019
worldatlas.com

A tree to be displayed outside the U.S. Capitol building over the holidays is supposed to come from a northern New Mexico forest.  That’s if the U.S. Forest Service can get an exception from a tree-cutting ban across all New Mexico national forests and one in Arizona.